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Kovair – Centralized Data Repository for Driving Analytics

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Kovair Software, Inc. a Silicon Valley-based software Product Company specializing in the domain of adapters/connectors for ALM/SDLC tools and Integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions. The India office is located at Sector V Kolkata, the IT hub for eastern India.

The main objective of the firm is to connect all the processes ranging from Requirements Elicitation to Design & Development to Delivery & Deployment and make the entire ALM/Software Development Lifecycle better, faster, and more efficient. IT and Software teams use Kovair products to foster collaboration, automate workflow, and improve product quality – ensuring successful delivery. The business products are of B2B type and cater to the software development industry across various verticals – BFSI, Manufacturing, Networking, Telecom, Defense, IT consulting, and more.

Q. Why Kovair?

Kovair Integrated ALM provides you a centralized web-based integrated platform that helps you in having end-to-end visibility on the entire application or product development. The stakeholders, while remaining in their existing external tools, can still collaborate in a real-time manner. This helps organizations to make the development process faster with better quality.

Partnering with tech giants

The firm has partnered with leading technology brands like Microsoft, IBM, CA, BMC, Rally, Tech Mahindra, Capgemini, and more to provide customers a wide range of integration solutions. The ESB based SOA architected integration technology is capable of integrating with famous ALM and IT tools from multiple vendors.

Integrated Software Development platform and programs offered

Kovair Omnibus

Kovair Omnibus is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) platform that seamlessly connects applications and data using SOA Architecture.

Software teams are using multiple tools that are considered to be the best of the breed, but unfortunately, most of them work in silos without sharing data in real-time. Kovair Omnibus enables you to connect 90+ applications so that you can create a unified and highly productive development environment. This helps organizations to achieve cross-team and cross-tool collaboration across disparate systems.

Key Highlights of Kovair Omnibus

  • Omnibus provides comprehensive and cost-effective means of transferring synchronized data along with a full context.
  • Achieve a seamless, integrated data and execution flow without replacing your current tools.
  • Manage end-to-end traceability from Requirements to Code to Testing and Delivery, ensuring compliance.
  • Avoid complicated and expensive tools integrations.

Intelligent DevOps

Kovair Intelligent DevOps is an enterprise solution simplifying and automating execution and real-time monitoring metrics. This is achieved with seamless continuous integration of the best of the breed tools in software development, build, and test & deployment cycles to enable a one-click execution.

Kovair integrates DevOps methodology with ALM tools – from the requirement or agile development to production deployment.

Kovair QuickSync

Kovair QuickSync is a one-stop, cost-effective, wide-range data migration solution for any enterprise across the industry. Kovair QuickSync is a Windows-based desktop solution, which can be easily installed and used. The requirement of minimal infrastructure for operation makes it a very cost-effective and efficient solution for the industry. It helps to transfer data from one source to multiple destinations. Its Instinctive UI makes it easily adaptable and adorable to the users.

Key Highlights of Kovair QuickSync

  • Highly scalable to accommodate large volumes of data.
  • Multiple parallel setups can be created across various hosts.
  • Negligible system downtime during migration.
  • Data synchronization support post-migration to facilitate phase-wise rollout.
  • Migration support for records, attachments, comments, and rich text data.
  • Migration support and link retention between artifacts.
  • Support for transformation and overriding of data.

ALM Studio

Kovair ALM Studio is an integrated, collaborative, and mouse click-configurable platform that offers holistic capabilities to all phases of Application Lifecycle Management, including Project Management, Requirements Management, Development, and Testing & Quality Assurance. Powered by capabilities like end-to-end traceability and real-time reporting using the data from all phases of the lifecycle, Kovair ALM Studio provides a Single Source Truth for all users involved in each of the lifecycle phases.

The stalwart behind the triumph of Kovair

Bipin Shah is the Chairman and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Kovair. Bipin Shah has been a veteran of Silicon Valley for over three decades and has worked both in the Semiconductor and Software domains. He has been VP of Global Operations for Altera – a major PLD- FPGA company – recently acquired by Intel, where he helped operationally grow the company from zero to over $500M in revenue over 11 years. He was then named President of Altera Japan, where he grew Altera's business in Japan from $55M to $120M in less than three years.

Before that, he started his chip career at Fairchild, where over 11 years, he held positions in Engineering, Quality and Reliability, and Manufacturing Management. His software career started with Kovair, where since early 2005, he has transformed the company into an Integrated ALM solutions provider and a leading provider of integrations for significant third party development and other tools with Kovair's trademark Omnibus Integration Platform.Bipin holds a BEE (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and an MSEE from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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